Joannis Meursii Elegantiae Latini sermonis seu Aloisia Sigaea Toletana De arcanis amoris et veneris. Adjunctis fragmentis quibusdam eroticis
by Meursius, Johannes [i.e. Nicholas Chorier]
Amstelodami: ex Officina Elzeviriana, 1757. 8vo, 2 parts in 1, pp. , xxiv, 211, ; , 172; engraved frontispiece, printer's woodcut device on both title pages; contemporary full mottled calf, double gilt rules on covers, smooth gilt-decorated spine laid out in 6 compartments, red morocco label in 1; corners showing, upper joint cracked, but still a nice copy. Willems 2178 noting that the book was actually printed in Paris by Barbou. From an old bookseller's catalog entry (laid in) "A blasphemous and erotic work foisted by Chorier on the pious and learned Spanish savante Louise Sigée, as translated into French by Jean de Meurs. Chorier's own works, however, are so mediocre that it is difficult to believe that he could have written this little masterpiece. What is now thought more likely is that a manuscript of one of Westrene's erotica came into his hands and that he had it published as a joke. This edition which is published as a pseudo-Elzevir is probably the work of the Compte d'Estaing who has added some additional material."
(Inventory #: 48805)
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